Fifth Grade

David Domash

I have been teaching since 1998 and was born and raised in San Jose, California. Math makes me think and ask many questions, sometimes the same question twice.  By figuring things out, seeing how things work, and asking questions, math becomes clearer sometimes-not all the time. But it’s about growth-your child’s growth. By practicing and practicing again and again, his/her confidence develops to assist him/her in tackling additional challenges both at school and in life.

 

Students want to do well in mathematics. We will encourage and support each other everyday at school so we can achieve great things. When classroom procedures, routines, and expectations are consistent and taught well, he/she will feel successful.

 

My job at 21st Century Preparatory School is two parts: #1 to figure out if and where your child is weak in mathematics - and fill in those gaps. #2 to teach 5th grade math. I will ask questions every day to make sure your child is learning. He/she has to do the work - take the 90 minutes we are given every day seriously and do not waste much time. If he/she does this, growth will take place. It’s a no brainer.

 

Parent-teacher communication is such an important part of this process. Students who fall behind must be helped as soon as possible and open communication with parents is crucial. When I communicate with you please follow up if I leave a message. I especially want to share good news about math learning taking place in room 204.

 

I will be prepared daily and teach the common core state standards so that your child  becomes and feels brilliant. We will also be able to prove the additional gains and growth via assessment.  \

 

I have been teaching since 1998 and was born and raised in San Jose, California. Math makes me think and ask many questions, sometimes the same question twice.  By figuring things out, seeing how things work, and asking questions, math becomes clearer sometimes-not all the time. But it’s about growth-your child’s growth. By practicing and practicing again and again, his/her confidence develops to assist him/her in tackling additional challenges both at school and in life.

 

Students want to do well in mathematics. We will encourage and support each other everyday at school so we can achieve great things. When classroom procedures, routines, and expectations are consistent and taught well, he/she will feel successful.

 

My job at 21st Century Preparatory School is two parts: #1 to figure out if and where your child is weak in mathematics - and fill in those gaps. #2 to teach 5th grade math. I will ask questions every day to make sure your child is learning. He/she has to do the work - take the 90 minutes we are given every day seriously and do not waste much time. If he/she does this, growth will take place. It’s a no brainer.

 

Parent-teacher communication is such an important part of this process. Students who fall behind must be helped as soon as possible and open communication with parents is crucial. When I communicate with you please follow up if I leave a message. I especially want to share good news about math learning taking place in room 204.

 

I will be prepared daily and teach the common core state standards so that your child  becomes and feels brilliant. We will also be able to prove the additional gains and growth via assessment.  

I will do my part to spend quality academic, and sprinkle in some fun, time with your son/daughter. 99.9732174% of our school days together are going to be wonderful!! And when things aren’t going so well, remember that tomorrow will be super, fantastic, awesome, great, radical, cool and magnificent.    

 

 Kelly Heider

Middle school students are at a dynamic developmental stage of life. I have been teaching middle level students for fourteen years, and it is amazing to witness their overall growth as the year progresses. I strive to expose my students to a variety of learning experiences and to instill a love of the learning process. In addition, students are taught to take accountability for success through goal setting and actively participating in tracking personal mastery of key concepts and skills.

It is very exciting to be a part of the 21st Century Prep staff. I look forward to a fantastic year with our students and families. Through working as a team, united in shared goals and objectives, we will provide a well-rounded, excellent education for each and every Knight!

 

Virginia Darracott

Hello! My name is Virginia Darracott and I am the 5th Grade Science Teacher. I am very excited to be here and I am also hoping that the students will be too! I was born and raised in Racine. I graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Parkside in 2013. I am currently enrolled at Western Governors University studying to attain my Master’s Degree in Education.

 

My favorite part of teaching is helping the students learn and to see them grow. It is important to me to provide a safe and fun place to learn. I want them all to feel comfortable asking questions in the classroom and will encourage them to do so if they are unsure of something. It is also important to me to have open communication with parents. We all have to work together as a team and communication is very important.

 

We are starting off the new year with a new Science curriculum. I am excited to be taking the Next Generation Science Standards and making them come to life for the students. Students will not only be interacting with each other but with hands-on activities that asks them to solve real world problems. I look forward to a fantastic year!